The Hendry Vineyard is located on bench lands west of the town
of Napa. The vines grow on thin, stony clay soil between 200 and
300 feet above sea level. Morning fog and strong afternoon breezes
from San Pablo Bay moderate the climate.
Each year, we pick our small blocks of the Bordeaux varietals
and ferment and barrel age them individually. Occasionally, we
release them as very small quantity, single-varietal bottlings.
The 3.05 acres of Block 14 were planted in 1995. In 2014,
budbreak in Block 14 was March 16th, bloom was May 12th, and
harvest was on September 4th, with a yield of 4.5 tons per acre.
After cold-soaking and primary fermentation, the wine underwent
malolactic fermentation in barrel and was aged 15 months in French
oak barrels, approximately 40% of which were new.
As is typical of this variety, the color is dense and inky,
glass-coating dark purple with ruby just at its edge. Smoky,
leathery and earthy initial aromas, with the spicy berry fruit just
emerging. On the palate, chewy, medium body, grapey/grape
soda/berry, tea and spice flavors and young but easy tannins.
Decanting allows more of the soft floral and berry aromas to
emerge. Easy-drinking and pleasant.
Cases Produced: 349
is currently empty
3104 Redwood Rd
Napa, CA 94558
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